Vincent Grier Could be Out with Wrist Injury

Word is that Minnesota senior forward Vincent Grier could be sidelined for two months with a broken left (shooting hand) wrist injury suffered in the Gophers' season opener versus North Dakota State. Grier was named a Blue Ribbon preseason fourth-team All-American and a first-team Big Ten preseason selection. Grier averaged 17.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season as he led the Gophers to a 10-6 mark in the conference and 20-9 overall.

Vincent Grier was also named to the College Basketball News' 10-player All-Big Ten squad. He was the second consecutive Gopher to be named College Basketball News' Big Ten Newcomer of the Year. Kris Humphries received the award in 2004.

His scoring will be sorely missed by the Gophers. He scored 21 points in the season opener, while playing all 40 minutes. Minnesota has struggled in their two exhibition wins and trailed North Dakota State 14-5 before Grier scored 11 points in the final 7:30 of the first half to spark a 22-4 run.

Grier made a highlight reel dunk over 6-foot-8 Tom Lunde from an alley-oop from Maurice Hargrow.

The Gophers face Tennessee-Chattanooga next Saturday.

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